Engine 1 Train Hat – Free Crochet Pattern
My nephew recently turned 2 and I decided to make him a hat after one of his favorite characters, Thomas the Train. I immediately loved how it came out and couldn’t wait to share it with others. I gave everyone on Facebook a preview of the pattern, and was all set to publish it, when I heard one comment over and over……”It looks just like Thomas.” Honestly, a red flag went off in my head. You see, when I first started designing patterns, I had decided not to do character hats because of the fuzzy copyright line. Could I change the name and still sell the pattern? Probably…but, that still made me uneasy because of that one comment I kept getting. If I was going to sell it, I felt it should be different somehow, maybe my own version of a blue train, etc. But the hat was done, and I wasn’t going to make another version, so I decided to contact HIT Entertainment who owns the copyright on Thomas the Train. I asked them if I could sell the pattern, and if not, could I at least give it away ;) No one ever got back to me. So, after much deliberation, I’ve decided to give the pattern for free, that way I’m not profiting from their copyright. If you were one of the first few that pre-ordered it before it was released, you can either send me a copy of your receipt for a refund, or you can pick another pattern instead. Your choice. Enjoy! :)
If you’d like a copy of the pattern you can download it here. Enjoy!